Officials said on Monday that launched in 2020, the Green War Room has state-of-the-art air quality monitoring equipment and a team of experts, including scientists and data analysts, which keeps an eye on all sources contributing to Delhi’s air pollution and helps the city administration implement its action plan.
“Though the Green War Room functions round-the-year, the 24X7 monitoring will start Tuesday onwards,” PTI quoted an official as saying.
The Delhi government on Friday launched a 15-point action plan to mitigate air pollution in the capital during the winter season, with a strong emphasis on addressing dust pollution, vehicular emissions and the open burning of garbage.
During a press conference, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that separate and specific action plans have been designed for each of the 13 air pollution hotspots in Delhi based on real-time data collected from 40 air quality monitoring stations in the capital.
Kejriwal said the winter action plan primarily focuses on preventing crop residue burning, dust pollution, vehicular and industrial emissions, open burning of garbage, regulating firecrackers, tree planting, ensuring effective implementation of the Graded Response Action Plan, managing e-waste and fostering collaboration with neighboring states.
Delhi’s environment minister Gopal Rai had earlier warned of stern action against project proponents at large construction and demolition sites flouting dust control norms.
Delhi to continue ban on all firecrackers this year: Environment Minister Gopal Rai
Rai had also announced a comprehensive ban on the manufacture, storage, sale, and bursting of firecrackers in the city.
With PTI inputs
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